The oldest flower in cultivation, roses, those ethereal yet earthly symbols of affection, purity, rebirth and renewal, were first grown some 5,000 years ago — most likely in China. Ancient Egyptians painted roses on their frescoes, while the Greeks minted coins featuring the fragrant flower. During the Roman Empire, roses were traded for use in confetti, food and perfume throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. The English monarchy adopted them as royal symbols and medieval Christian monasteries cultivated them as ingredients for herbal medicine. The iconic rose takes center stage on this heavy, decagon-shaped crystal platter shaped like a decagon, a geometric symbol representing wholeness on the verge of coming full circle. Makes for eye-catching, whether displayed prominently or used to stylishly serve up food or snack.